The West Coast of Florida Region includes Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Manatee,
Sarasota, Hernando and Citrus Counties. The HBIF office is located in Tampa. This was HBIF’s first office, established in 1991.
West Coast of Florida Statistics & Demographics
Estimated population (2011 U.S. Census data): 4.28 million
The Tampa Bay Region is a hotspot for innovative companies in the sciences and services. It’s the 14th largest consumer market in the country and offers a diverse and talented workforce supported by the fastest growing research university in the country- the University of South Florida. Multiple seaports and airports create a cost competitive logistics and distribution network offering access to the global economy.
The communities of Tampa Bay provide a burgeoning economy and unfound diversity, both ripe with possibilities, that ultimately enable residents to capitalize on the potential richness life has to offer. The Tampa Bay metro areas include Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, BradentonSarasota-Venice, and Lakeland-Winter Haven.
Source: Enterprise Florida